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Marvel and Netflix’s Defenders Series Release Date: Daredevil Season 2, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist

( [email protected] ) Oct 20, 2015 02:19 PM EDT
It was no secret that Marvel wanted to put not one, but four separate series on Netflix based on its comic book characters.  The first season of Daredevil turned out to be a huge hit, so now audiences have a lot to look forward to with the release dates of new series like Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, not to mention Daredevil Season 2.  This is what is known about the Defenders Series, but what will be the story that brings all these iconic characters together?
These Netflix/Marvel characters will all be getting together on "The Defenders", but what will they do? Comic Book/Marvel

It was no secret that Marvel wanted to put not one, but four separate series on Netflix based on its comic book characters.  The first season of Daredevil turned out to be a huge hit, so now audiences have a lot to look forward to with the release dates of new series like Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, not to mention Daredevil Season 2.  This is what is known about the Defenders Series, but what will be the story that brings all these iconic characters together? 

As far as the next page of the Defenders story, Jessica Jones is going to be the show that Netflix viewers get a chance to see.  The entire Season 1 of Jessica Jones is just one month away from being released to subscribers as it will debut on November 20, 2015.  That will be on a Friday, and you had better believe that it will be binge-watched by Marvel fans by the following Monday. 

So far, what we know about Jessica Jones based on a plot synopsis post on The Metro:  "Ever since her short-lived stint as a Super Hero ended in tragedy, Jessica Jones has been rebuilding her personal life and career as a hot-tempered, sardonic, badass private detective in Hell's Kitchen, New York City. Plagued by self-loathing, and a wicked case of PTSD, Jessica battles demons from within and without, using her extraordinary abilities as an unlikely champion for those in need... especially if they're willing to cut her a check."

The show looks to be even darker than Daredevil Season 1, and it looks like it will focus on a superhero who has ended their super-career rather than the usual origin story that starts at the beginning.  Krysten Ritter will be playing the title character, and the pilot episode, which has already been previewed, will have David Tennant appear as the villain, The Purple Man. 

The Inquisitr recently discussed the preview at New York Comic Con, and how the series is definitely not for kids.  The Sexuality is very open and blunt, and it is possible that the character that Carrie-Anne Moss plays, Jeryn Hogarth, could be Marvel's first foray into homosexual themes. 

Considering that Jessica Jones is working within Hell's Kitchen, is there any possibility of her crossing over into the Daredevil's Season 2, coming around April 2016?  Right now, we know that Matt Murdock (Daredevil's real name, played by Charlie Cox) is going to have his hands full dealing with the Punisher (Jon Bernthal) and Elektra (Elodie Yung), two fan-favorite characters plucked from the comic book source material.  It's pretty clear that there would have to be some tie-in to Jessica Jones, as Marvel just can't seem to resist that crossover storytelling with its Avengers films. 

Jessica Jones will have one character that will link to the Luke Cage as Mike Colter, the actor that plays the character on Jessica Jones, will have his own planned spinoff show, sometime in 2016.  This character could get a lot of development on Jessica Jones, and then face his own foes.  Very little is known other than the imdb description of "Given superstrength and durability by a sabotaged experiment, a wrongly accused man escapes prison to become a superhero for hire".  It does have a cast that includes Misty Knight and other characters pulled from the comic book source material. 

As for Iron Fist, the last of the Defenders shows (assuming Marvel doesn't spinoff other characters), the imdb description is just "a martial artist with chi based super powers fights crime", and there is no cast as yet for the show expected in 2016. 

So perhaps the biggest question is how this team will become the Defenders, and what foe or foes will they face?  If they are following the Avengers money-making movie formula, then different aspects of the story will be revealed in the individual series, and then will culminate into one big battle when the Defenders series finally happens.